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How many types of ants are there?

How many types of ants are there?

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Carice Snow

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Answered Oct 31, 2018

You may think that ants can only be divided into two - the red ants and the black ants but there are so many more species of ants that should be noted. Researchers always keep track of the different species that are available. According to their latest count, there are 12,000 species of ants that have been identified.

The great thing about ants is that they are very strong. They can definitely carry food that is heavier than them. There are some queen ants that are considered huge because they have lived for a long time. Some queen ants can give birth to millions of ants.

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T. Perez

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Answered May 10, 2018

Ants are eusocial insects of the family Formicidae and, alongside the related wasps and honey bees, have a place with the request Hymenoptera. Ants advanced from wasp-like predecessors in the Cretaceous period, around 140 million years back, and differentiated after the rise of blooming plants. More than 12,500 of an expected aggregate of 22,000 species have been characterized. They are effectively distinguished by their elbowed antennae and the particular hub like structure that forms their slim midsections.

Ants form colonies that range in measure from a couple of dozen savage people living in little common pits to exceptionally sorted out colonies that may possess huge domains and comprise of a great many people. Bigger colonies comprise of different positions of clean, wingless females, a large portion of which are workers (ergates), and also soldiers (dinergates) and other specific gatherings.

There are in excess of 12,000 species of ants everywhere throughout the world. An ant can lift 20 times its own particular body weight. Some ruler ants can live for a long time and have many children!

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